Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days

Friday, September 9, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Add to Calendar

Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days: Join us at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on September 8 - 10, when the old west comes to life at Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days! This event offers a variety of hands-on educational opportunities that are perfect to get children engaged with local history! Explore everything from fur trapping and exploring what pelts settlers used for trade to gold panning where you'll get to try panning for gold yourself!

This event will also feature horse-drawn hayrides, history exhibits, and plenty of other fun activities! Guests can expect performances by Native Americans, banjo music, and a raptor program from Nature's Educators. Make sure to take a break on the lawn of the Mansion to enjoy freshly made Indian Fry Bread and honey. There is so much to explore and learn from this interactive annual event!

Mansion tours will be offered each day. Sign-up is required for a 30-minute tour of the Mansion on Thursday and Friday, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Tours on Thursday and Friday are geared towards field trip students. Click HERE to reserve your Thursday or Friday Mansion tour time. No sign-up is needed for Saturday’s self-guided tours of the Mansion from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dates: Thursday, September 8 - Saturday, September 10

Tickets: Adult $7, Child $5 (Children 2 and under are free) Tickets sold at the gate. (Teachers: if you are writing a check for your class please have the check addressed to "Highlands Ranch Community Association")

Location: Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E Gateway Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

No dogs allowed. 

Food: Ice cream will be available for sale from Highpoint Creamery on Saturday only. Feel free to bring your own food and drink. There will be a picnic tent. There are no public water fountains. 

Performance schedule:

Saturday Parking/Bus Shuttles: Parking at Highlands Ranch Mansion on Saturday requires a valid handicapped placard; there will be no general parking. On Saturday, general parking is available at St. Andrew's North parking lot. A free shuttle will operate from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's North parking lot, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.

Advance tickets must be purchased online. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. All online ticket sales are subject to service fees. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued.

Do You Know...

These Highlands Ranch Mansion Fast Facts?

  • The Manision is 22,000 square feet
  • There are 5 fireplaces, 14 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms
  • The great room's large clock was imported from Germany but the woodwork is from Italy
  • The "Diamond K" in the mantle stood for Kistler.
  • It was built in 1929-30.
  • The made-for-TV movie "Centennial" used the mansion to portray the Venneford Ranch
  • The stone building to the east of the kitchen's back door is a one-lane bowling alley (late 1920's)
  • The Billiard room has no nails; it is all wood pegged or tight fit ceiling molding and butterfly inlays
  • The marble in the Ballroom is probably from Marble Colorado 

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    Community events and activities are made possible with help from our sponsors and Community Partners. The HRCA's ability to bring cultural events to Highlands Ranch is made possible by the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) and in part by the Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).